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Thank you for the support Ralph,  it is much appreciated.

Arvel L. Williams, P.E.

Rhkratzse wrote:

> I think we're flaming geotechs a little harshly.  As I mentioned in an earlier
> post, my experience with rebar recommendations in soil reports is that they
> recommend minimum reinforcement for geotechnical purposes--such as for
> expansive soil uplift on piers, etc.--and state that that is the purpose of
> their recommendations.
>
> That is not a substitute for the S.E.'s expertise, but an independent
> recommendation for other conditions.  The geotech is not recommending minimum
> rebar in piers or grade beams for seismic or wind conditions, but for soil
> conditions.  Whichever one governs should be specified, and usually it's the
> S.E.'s analysis of lateral loads (wind, seismic, and/or soil pressures).
>
> Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
> Richmond CA
>